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Borrowing Materials


Circulation Assistance

Circulation Policy

Faculty members may check out circulating books for the duration of a semester. Renewals may be made online by logging into “WVU Libraries Account” on WorldCat, stopping by/calling the Library Circulation Desk at 304-293-5300, or via  email.

Proxy Borrowing

– Faculty members may grant proxy borrowing privileges to their Research/Teaching Assistants. For information on how to set up a proxy account, please see a Library staff member at the Circulation Desk. Proxy borrowing privileges do not extend to E-ZBorrow or ILLiad (please see Interlibrary Loan procedures on this page).

WVU ID Number

– To borrow Library materials, all faculty members should have a current WVU ID card (Mountaineer Card). The Mountaineer Card allows faculty members to check out materials at all of the WVU Libraries on campus.

Interlibrary Loan

- If a faculty member requires a resource that is not owned by the Law Library, she or he may request the resource online from another WVULibrary or through our Interlibrary Loan services. (All Interlibrary Loan systems discussed below require use of the WVU Login or WVU IDnumber, and “Law Library” should be selected as the Pick-Up Location.)

When searching for resources within the WVU Libraries/Interlibrary Loan systems, faculty members should complete the following steps:

  • First, the faculty member should search in  WorldCat, our online catalog, to determine if the Law Library owns the resource.
  • Second, If the WorldCat record indicates that another WVU Library owns the resource (e.g., the Downtown, Evansdale, or Health Sciences Libraries), the faculty member may request the book via the “Book Express+” hyperlink on the WorldCat record for that item. Books and all other print materials can be ordered via Book Express+, and the estimated delivery time is two to three days.
  • Third, if neither the Law Library nor the other WVU Libraries own the resource, the faculty member may request the item via  E-ZBorrow, our regional Interlibrary Loan consortium. Only books can be ordered via E-ZBorrow (i.e., not journal articles), and the estimated delivery time is one to two weeks.
  • Fourth, and finally, if the faculty member determines that the resource is unavailable through the Law Library, the other WVU Libraries, and E-ZBorrow, she or he can request the resource through  ILLiad, our global Interlibrary Loan network. Books and other resources such journal articles and government documents may be requested via ILLiad, and journal articles etc. are delivered electronically via email. Note that not all requests can be fulfilled, and that the estimated delivery time for books averages two weeks.

Research/Teaching Assistants cannot request non-WVU materials on behalf of faculty members via E-ZBorrow or ILLiad. Faculty members must submit these requests using their personal  WVU Login  information.

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